Book Chapter Details
Mandatory Fields
Sally O'Hanlon and Colm O'Dwyer
2022 Unknown
Tailored Functional Oxide Nanomaterials - From Design to Multi-Purpose Applications
Tailoring Porous Electrode Structures by Materials Chemistry and 3D Printing for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Weinheim, Germany
Optional Fields
Functional Oxide; Nanomaterials
Our planet faces increasingly urgent sustainability challenges that require paradigm shifting approaches to daily life and, consequently, to deliver this, new research priorities in various disciplines. Electrochemical energy storage research and innovation is one such research line of critical importance and impact. Substantial progress in battery technology is essential if we are to succeed in an energy transition toward a more carbon-neutral, sustainable, and cleaner society. We need to move toward more sustainable energy harvesting and storage technologies that become part of a circular economy. Materials sustainability will become an important consideration in the years to come, from mining to refining and to reuse of battery materials conjointly with consumer demands that are very real and ever-increasing. Under such a scenario, the production of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) will growconsiderably over the years to come, hence reviving the issue of finite mineral concentrate reserves for some critical raw materials for batteries. This concern has driven researchers to explore new, potentially more sustainable chemistries, including Na-ion, metal–air chemistries Li(Na)–O2, Li–S, multivalent (Mg, Ca), redox flow batteries (RFBs), and aqueous-based technologies. Readers are referred to several books and extensive review article for details of the advancedmade using many phases, crystal structures, and stoichiometries of cathode and anodematerials that have improved their understanding and application for better LIBs [1, 2]. The accomplishments in materials synthesis and performance-related benefits for LIBs have been extensive in recent years.Newforms of electrodematerial design have shown promise for higher energy density LIBs, including new forms of inorganic material selection [3], and the development of cation disordered and Li-enriched compounds for faster rate and better performing electrode materials [4, 5] is at the forefront in battery materials research currently.
Chiara Maccato, Davide Barreca
Grant Details
Science Foundation Ireland